“Yeah, there’s a risk, but if I don’t try, then I will never achieve any of the things that I want to achieve.”
-Dr. Sue Haywood
The fear of failure can be debilitating. It can sap our confidence and force us to remain in situations of discomfort for far longer than is healthy. But more often than not, this is a self-imposed form of torture. The worst thing that can happen to us, is so much worse in our imaginations, than in our real and true abilities to meet difficulties head-on and resolve them.
When we are only judging ourselves or others on one aspect of life, from one perspective, it can be easy to feel that we are failing again and again. But burnout is not borne from an individual lack of effort, but a lack of support and understanding around every part of ourselves, not just who we are when we are at work.
Dr. Sue Haywood, a retention and workforce productivity expert and head people officer at Business Sherpa Group, talks about reframing failure, redefining workplace culture and creating successful dialogue in the virtual world.
During this interview, you'll learn...
- The value of prioritizing feelings to save on finances
- How to create engagement in a virtual world
- The importance of recognizing failure as an opportunity for growth
1:40 - Sue talks about her career journey
4:10 - Learning the lessons life has to teach
5:45 - Overcoming failure
10:30 - Recognizing what matters to us
16:10 - Redefining workplace culture
19:30 - How to support mental health and prevent burnout
24:48 - The whole package
28:40 - Focusing on feeling then finance
32:00 - Engagement in a virtual world